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Jul 26, 2016
This week’s theme
Words to describe people

This week’s words
equanimous
mumpish

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with Anu Garg

mumpish

PRONUNCIATION:
(MUHM-pish)

MEANING:
adjective: Sullen; silent; depressed.

ETYMOLOGY:
From mump (grimace), perhaps of imitative origin. Earliest documented use: 1721.

USAGE:
Nickie seemed a bit mumpish, possibly out of a feeling that he was being railroaded.”
Peter De Vries; Comfort Me with Apples; Little, Brown; 1956.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I have never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from other men. There is not much harm in a lion. He has no ideals, no religion, no politics, no chivalry, no gentility; in short, no reason for destroying anything that he does not want to eat. -George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (26 Jul 1856-1950)

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